Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Review: Max on Life

Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions
Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions
By Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson, 2011
English, 256 pgs


We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.

In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.

Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions-parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships-as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?

A special addendum includes Max's advice on writing and publishing.

Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favorite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.

This is really a wide selection of questions he has received over his many years of ministry and publishing. I found a lot of questions that didn't pertain to me, but even more that were relevant to my life. All the answers are based in Scripture and contain so much Truth.

Max has become one of my favorite authors and I love that he took the time to make this book. I'm sure that there are tons of people out there who want to ask some of the same (or similar) questions and just don't know 1. who to ask or 2. if there really is an answer.

This book would be awesome for ministers and counselors to have in their library. Sometimes you just don't have the answer and this will help you find them.

This isn't a book you're going to just sit down and read. This is one you'll keep on your shelf and look into it when you have a question. When you don't know if your doubt means you're separated from God. When you don't know how to forgive someone who has hurt you or a loved one.

I received an advance copy of the book in exchange for a review. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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